Faculty and Staff

Global Student Learning Outcomes

The Global Citizens Project addresses six objectives: Self-awareness, Willingness, Practice, Knowledge, Analysis, and Synthesis. Global Citizens courses are undergraduate courses that have been certified as aligning with at least two of these objectives. The GCP objectives become Course Objectives on the course syllabus

For each objective, various behavioral indicators have been identified to help students, faculty, and staff assess the way in which students are achieving the given objective. For Global Citizens courses, behavioral indicators are transformed into Global Student Learning Outcomes by adding course content - the entire statement is listed on the course syllabus under Student Learning Outcomes.

Below are examples of how USF Faculty have created Global Student Learning Outcomes for their certified courses. Examples are organized by objective and behavioral indicator. The behavioral indicators are in the left-hand column, while the course-specific content is in the right-hand column, with each course identified. 

The purpose of this page is to show the various ways in which global learning is integrated across disciplines at USF.


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Throughout this course, we will develop self-awareness in regard to values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. 

By the end of this course, students will be able to...




... define personal values and beliefs...

  • ... in relation to historical and contemporary debates over the purpose of schooling and role of the teacher. (EDF 3604)

  • ... by identifying some of the ethical and practical implications of contemporary processes of food production for individuals and societies. (HUM 3309)

  • ... by reflecting on the ways their identities and cultures are constituted in and through performance. (ORI 4019)

  • ... by comparing her/his own culture to those cultures examined in the course, articulating her/his values and beliefs using academic terminology. (SPA 3470)

  • ... by reflecting on their own views and assumptions. (SSE 4380)

  • ... by identifying and reflecting upon their own experiences as theatre artists as they examine the dramatic processes and ideas of influential theatre practitioners, directors and theorists of the 20th and 21st centuries. (THE 4562)



... explore how one's worldview is shaped by personal values, identity, cultural rules, and biases....

  • ... in terms of myths about language learning. (LIN 3003)

  • ... by engaging in and analyzing a field experience. (SSE 4380)

  • ... by acknowledging and reflecting on our relationships to animals. (SYP 4675)

  • ... by developing a final project that will require them to introduce changes in the governance or/and the rules of one of the sports analyzed over the semester. (WOH 3245)







... recognize differences in people's values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors...

  • ... by reflexively assessing communication skills and cultural competencies in various contexts. (COM 2000)

  • ... by considering the role of culture and identity within the process of teaching and learning in both formal and informal setting. (EDF 2085)

  • ... by appreciating how differential human vulnerabilities are created by culture and values, beliefs and attitudes, political systems, and how behavioral actions affect the outcomes of natural disasters. (GEO 4340)

  • ... by conducting a literature review comparing the United States and another country on a globally significant issue specified by the instructor, using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. (ISS 3010)

  • ... by working with a group of class-mates to select a social issue of global significance (as described in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) and to create a research question that addresses local variations in attitudes and experiences related to this issue. (ISS 4935)

  • ... by analyzing cultural representations of food to see how they reveal major social and political issues. (ITT 4531)

  • ... by examining the diverse ways in which music making is practiced by global cultures and peoples. (MUE 2090)

  • ... when performing patient care. (NUR 3026)

  • ... by understanding and acknowledging the centrality of religion in human life and how its central role is revealed in a number of major world traditions. (REL 3308)

  • ... by engaging in and analyzing a field experience. (SSE 4380)



... recognize common human experiences...

  • ... after exploring a range of personal narratives by individuals with exceptionalities. (EEX 4742)

  • ... by being able, to some degree, place themselves in the shoes of survivors of natural disasters from around the world. (GEO 4340)

  • ... by engaging in and analyzing a field experience. (SSE 4380)

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Throughout this course, we will develop willingness to make individual choices that reflect concern for others.

 By the end of this course, students will be able to...

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Throughout this course, we will develop the ability to put into action professed values, beliefs, and attitudes that express concern for others.

By the end of this course, students will be able to...



... evaluate the impact of individual choices on local and global communities...

  •  ... through the creation of projects that identify relevant issues and propose solutions to those issues through a relevant medium. (HUM 3309)

  • ... by critically reviewing their footprints and practices on resource use and activities. (IDS 4239)

  • ... by connecting their own food consumption choices as a critical component both to raise global awareness and cultural understanding of contemporary society s consumption trends. (ITT 4531)

  • ... by assessing a local community/population and determining health issues sensitive to preventive health interventions. (NUR 4634C)




... use appropriate language and communication methods that consider others' points of view and respect differences...

  •  ... of individuals with disabilities and those who are marginalized. (EEX 4742)

  • ... through their health research project developed for adults of all ages, backgrounds, functional ability, and health literacy. (GEY 4104)

  • ... through the development of materials for ESOL learners. (MUE 4311)

  • ... by creating performance and written work that demonstrates understanding of various social, cultural, and political perspectives and identities. (ORI 4019)

  • ... by identifying relevant issues and proposing communication solutions that reflect the culture and needs of a diverse, targeted audience. (PUR 4401)


 ... develop relationships with others from different cultural backgrounds...

  •  ... by participating in discussions, interviews, and participant observations with specific cultural groups. (SOW 4522)

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Throughout this course, we will cultivate knowledge of global and cultural systems and issues. 

By the end of this course, students will be able to...






... identify and describe major global issues...

  • ... in the historical unfolding of development politics from the end of World War II to the most recent initiatives by various international development organizations and individual governments. (CPO 4034)

  • ... by comparing your own digital footprint with peers and using knowledge from diverse resources to explain political, economic, ethical, social, cultural, and technical cyber threats on the everyday citizen. (EDG 3801)

  • ... in financial markets and the effects of country-level risk. (FIN 3604)

  • ... by analyzing the concepts of managing common resources, identifying the nine planetary boundaries and discussing the water-energy-food nexus approach. (IDS 4239)

  • ... that affect family systems in the United States and globally. (MHS 4434)

  • ... by defining traditional musical practices from at least two global cultures and peoples. (MUE 2090)

  • ... by examining contemporary health disparities. (PHC 4464)

  • ... within a young adult population to determine areas of health concern. (PHC 4755)

  • ... associated with the global food system, and explain how food production, distribution and consumption are interrelated. (REL 4108)

  • ... by identifying and describing major global issues that are related to the development of modern sports. (WOH 3245)




... describe multiple aspects of global/cultural systems...

  •  ... by identifying the influence of language on shaping cognition, behavior, worldviews, and cultural diversity in different parts of the world. (ANT 3610)

  • ... by comparing how health outcomes vary based on access to resources, socioeconomic factors, and environmental influences. (PHC 4101)

  • ... by describing the intellectual, cultural, and institutional history of global Christianity. (REL 3500)

  • ... based on knowledge acquired through close readings of classical Jewish literature that introduce Jewish belief and practice, chart the contours of Jewish history, and identify the forces of cultural and religious renewal. (REL 3607)




... recognize that cultural systems experience historical and geopolitical processes differently...

  • ... by examining the diverse ways in which the cultures and peoples of other nations have responded to U.S. cultural influences; and, vice versa, by examining how U.S. citizens have responded to the influences of the diverse cultures and peoples of other nations. (AMH 3342)

  • ... by identifying the differences between the cultural and medical perspectives on deafness, how they have an impact on the other, and how they have evolved over time. (ASL 3514)

  • ... by considering the impact of global migration and globalization on local schools and communities. (EDF 3604)

  • ... by classifying the definitive characteristics of religion and identifying manifestations and modifications of those characteristics in historic and contemporary religions. (REL 3308)


 ... recognize that global issues and systems are experienced differently at local scales...

  • ... by considering the impact of global migration on local schools and communities, including the concepts of assimilation, acculturation, xenophobia, and language discrimination. (EDF 2085)

  • ... by evaluating public health problems/issues identified in the mass media from an ecological perspective/determinants approach. (HSC 4211)

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Throughout this course, we will cultivate the ability to analyze global and cultural interrelationships and interdependencies across place and time.

 By the end of this course, students will be able to... 



... analyze cultures as complex systems shaped by relations of power and interdependence...

  • ... and propose solutions to promote language preservation in different areas of the world experiencing language loss and endangerment. (ANT 3610)

  • ... by analyzing others' and their own communication skills and cultural competencies in various contexts. (COM 2000)

  • ... by examining the impact capitalism, colonialism and shifting ideologies have on development politics and how those in power use them to their advantages. (CPO 4034)

  • ... by applying theoretical aspects of culture and language learning to real-world situations (LIN 3003)

  • ... by attending to diverse and conflicting accounts of what it means to be Jewish at multiple stages within the tradition. (REL 3607)






... analyze global issues and challenges, their histories, and impacts...

  • ... by examining the ways that global economic systems, social movements, and mass cultural forms have evolved over the past 250 years. (AMH 3342)

  • ... by describing similarities and differences in the impact of a specific UNSDG on other aspects of life in the United States and another country. (ISS 3010)

  • ... through the examination of systemic factors such as poverty and income inequality, race, class, gender, ethnicity, culture, spirituality, and access to services on the relationship between behavioral health and family systems. (MHS 4434)

  • ... by examining a variety of public health problems such as climate change, provision of health care services, and country-specific health problems. (PHC 4101)

  • ... by examining how public relations campaigns consider the diversity and cultures of international and domestic publics in attempting to change awareness, attitude, or behavior. (PUR 4401)

  • ... with respect to religion and the global food system. (REL 4108)

  • ... by analyzing events reported in various media sources for the basic concepts of science and technology a person must understand to make reasonable decisions related to the event. (SCE 4863)
  • ... by discovering and critically examining the ways in which humans relate to and/or use animals in their everyday lives. (SYP 4675)

  • ... in theatre performance, their histories, and impacts by examining the ways that dramatic processes develop through the global application of aesthetic, philosophical and literary theories. (THE 4562)


... compare and contrast the impact of historical and geopolitical processes on cultural systems...

  • ... by describing the similarities and differences between Deaf culture and the student's own culture. (ASL 3514)



... compare and contrast how global issues and systems are experienced at different scales...

  • ... by using tools and techniques employed throughout the international financial system. (FIN 3604)

  • ... by considering the interconnectedness of the determinants of health and the ecological levels. (HSC 4211)

  • ... by analyzing learner language and investigating individual differences in language learning. (LIN 4721)

  • ... by distinguishing various intellectual and cultural traditions of global Christianity. (REL 3500)

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Throughout this course, we will cultivate the ability to develop and/or apply context-appropriate actions to address global and cultural issues or situations.

By the end of this course, students will be able to...





... synthesize different types and sources of information to assess global/cultural issues or situations...

  • ... by combining material from geophysical, social, economic and political databases to assess global impacts of natural hazards. (GEO 4340

  • ... via readings and assignments devoted to cultivating cultural competence and healthy global aging in developed and developing countries. (GEY 4104

  • ... by designing and implementing a local research project that addresses a gap in the literature on a globally significant issue. (ISS 4935

  • ... through developing lesson plans that incorporate teaching folk songs in a foreign language and include cultural considerations. (MUE 4311

  • ... by examining available statistical data sources, meeting with community leaders and summarizing community experiences. (NUR 4634C

  • ... by determining unmet research needs based on risk factors for a health issue. (PHC 4755

  • ... by constructing a grounded theory of the way science, technology, and society interact. (SCE 4863)
  • ... by integrating lectures, readings, discussions, literature, interviews, and participant observation to educate social work professionals across different cultural groups. (SOW 4522

  • ... by critiquing research and scholarly writings. (SSE 4380)

... incorporate multiple perspectives into decision making...
  • ... by creating a resilience framework that builds on differential vulnerabilities and the roles of culture, beliefs, behaviors, and political standpoints. (GEO 4340)
... assess local and/or global impacts of planned actions...
  • ... by recognizing and appreciating how differential human vulnerabilities are created by culture and values, beliefs and attitudes, political systems, and behavioral actions that either mitigate or exacerbate disaster outcomes. (GEO 4340)


... weigh options/planned actions and/or formulate possible solutions...

  • ... by advocating to diverse audiences for informed and responsible decision making as global and culturally responsive cyber citizens. (EDG 3801

  • ... by discussing evidence based practices and policies for reducing health inequities and proposing creative solutions to local disparities. (PHC 4464

  • ... by evaluating these options, actions, and solutions to predict their effectiveness with diverse populations. (SPA 3470)



... communicate ideas and information to diverse audiences...

  • ... by developing a research project throughout the course including preparing an abstract and poster presentation for dissemination at a campus event. (LIN 4721

  • ... by using therapeutic communication techniques that consider the patients cultural diversity when planning patient care. (NUR 3026

  • ... by "globalizing" a traditional topic in the social studies curriculum. (SSE 4380)

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